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OSP Traffic Stop Leads to Discovery of 14 lbs of Marijuana, Arrest of Two Tacoma, Washington Residents
04/10/2011
Sergeant Tanya Henderson
Oregon State Police - Central Point
(541) 776-6114

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Two Tacoma, Washington residents were arrested Saturday night when an Oregon State Police (OSP) trooper's traffic stop led to the discovery of approximately 14 pounds of marijuana in their vehicle. The OSP Drug Enforcement Section is continuing the investigation.
 
On April 9, 2011 at approximately 10:00 p.m. an OSP trooper stopped a rented 2010 Toyota Corolla two-door for a speed violation northbound on Interstate 5 near milepost 11. The vehicle was occupied by driver SUZANNE McDONALD-HALVERSON, age 45, and passenger RICKEY HALVERSON, age 52, both from Tacoma, Washington.
 
Subsequent investigation with the assistance of an OSP drug detection canine led to the discovery of approximately 14 pounds of marijuana concealed inside the car's trunk. Estimated value of the seized marijuana is $35,000.
 
Both subjects were arrested and lodged in the Jackson County Jail for Unlawful Possession and Distribution of a Controlled Substance - Marijuana.